by : Celebs101 Staff on 28-Mar-2008
NEW YORK (AFP) - A New York court on Thursday found Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma guilty on assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion charges that could land the musician in jail for up to 25 years.
Ma, whose real name is Remy Smith
, was convicted by the New York state Supreme Court over an incident outside a New York nightclub last year when she fired a shot at her friend, accusing her of stealing more than 3,000 dollars.
The friend, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, was hit in the abdomen and required three surgical operations.
The rapper's defense attorneys had argued that the shooting was an accident, while prosecutors accused Ma of deliberately shooting Barnes-Joseph.
Ma, 26, was meanwhile cleared of charges including gang assault, witness intimidation and witness tampering. She was detained without bail and is due to be sentenced on April 23.
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